204: Tortuous blood vessels

I have taken some retinal photographs of one of my patients. He is 59 and looks to be overweight but tells me he doesn’t take any medicine and as far as he is aware his general...

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203: How to pass exams

I’m starting a course as an eye specialist. It’s my first time at college and I’m worried that I won’t be able to cope with the work. My family is supporting me and I don’t want...

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201: How to study.

I am studying for a qualification in eye care. I read all of the copies of slides the lecturers give me but nothing seems to stick in my mind. I’m struggling to understand things...

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199: There is an OCT machine being delivered to the practice tomorrow. I know that it can be used to scan the retina and provide detailed images and that it will have the ability to provide images of the anterior chamber angle but I’m worried that I won’t be able to learn how to use it properly. I graduated 20 years ago and struggle to learn new things. What can I do?

When I worked in practice there were three types of practitioners I worked with. Those who knew they didn’t know everything and were keen to learn new things; and not just in eye...

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198: A longstanding patient came into my practice yesterday complaining of something being in her eye for the last hour. It was a windy day and something had blown into her right eye. She tried blinking it out but the eye became very uncomfortable, red and watery. She wanted my advice. What should I have done?

Over my career, I’ve had about six people present in practice complaining of an eye being uncomfortable with a feeling that something was in the eye. On slit-lamp examination I...

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